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Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan: Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime

Harukata Takenaka

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804763417
eISBN:
9780804790741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763417.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How and why does a semi-democratic regime—one that developed as a result of significant degree of democratization—collapse without experiencing further democratization? This book answers these ... More


Analytical Foundations

Harukata Takenaka

in Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan: Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804763417
eISBN:
9780804790741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763417.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines various approaches to analyzing the collapse of semi-democratic regimes. It first examines whether it is possible to apply existing theories of democratization and regime change ... More


The Semi-Democratic Regime, 1926–1929: The Rise of the Military and the Decline of Party Government

Harukata Takenaka

in Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan: Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804763417
eISBN:
9780804790741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763417.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter demonstrates how the semi-democratic regime gradually weakened between 1926 and 1929 under the First Wakatsuki cabinet and the Tanaka cabinet. The shift in the balance of power was ... More


The Semi-Democratic Regime, 1929–1932: Crisis and Breakdown

Harukata Takenaka

in Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan: Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804763417
eISBN:
9780804790741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763417.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter demonstrates that between 1929 and 1932, under the Hamaguchi, the Second Wakatsuki, and the Inukai cabinets, the balance of power between the military and the party government shifted so ... More


Conclusion

Harukata Takenaka

in Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan: Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804763417
eISBN:
9780804790741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763417.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter first summarizes the book's arguments. It then considers their implications. First, it discusses the role of semi-loyalty. It emphasizes the importance of the semi-loyalty of party ... More


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